The Shin Splints, aka S.S. are always trailing me, lurking around corners, trying to grab me, trip me up, slow me down. I constantly have to stay one step ahead, outmaneuvering them at every turn. I am always on the run, hiding from the S.S.
If I run outside, they harass me, attack me, assault me. I shake them off and keep running. I can tell that sometimes they think I don’t know they’re there, but I can feel them. When they’re around, I have to tread lightly. I knew they were going to catch up with me at some point, so I made a plan.
Two weeks before the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, I knew I had to get ready. So I cut back on my mileage and rested, relaxed, put my feet up. I ran shorter miles.
And I have a top secret weapon that the S.S. doesn’t know about: the treadmill!!! Uh huh, you heard me right. Treadmills have shocks, bounce, give!!! It’s what’s been saving me the entire time I’ve been on the run, incognito, in hiding. I owe it a huge debt. It has helped me to escape the S.S. many times.